variants or less commonly boart
: imperfectly crystallized diamond or diamond fragments used as an abrasive

Word History

Etymology

probably from Dutch boort

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bort was in 1622

Dictionary Entries Near bort

Cite this Entry

“Bort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bort. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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